Alex Henning commented on WIGP officer self-nomination 2019-07-12 10:33:54 -0500Hi Green Party People!
To be upfront and earnest, I don’t feel like I’m necessarily running for a specific position, I’d like to think of myself as the kind of person who tries to find needs and fill those needs. I’m personally interested in the platform committee and potentially the youth caucus, but I think I could be happy and helpful in a variety of positions. If anybody has any suggestions, I’m eager and willing to get started.
About me: I’m 24 and a law student at UW-Madison who feels strongly that our current American energy production methodologies and energy consumption levels entirely unsustainable. Currently, I work for the Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin defending indigent folks accused of federal crimes in the Western District of Wisconsin. In the past, I have worked at a variety of summer camps that stress sustainability, and I have worked for the Conservation Corps of Minnesota & Iowa. I spearheaded initiatives to reduce waste and reduce energy consumption at Beloit College as the student body Vice-President and Financial Director.
In my personal life, I have taken steps to reduce my environmental impact; my yearly energy consumption(carbon footprint) is now roughly 2.5 standard deviations below the average American adult. I’m always working hard to do more. However, now I would like to start implementing policy changes on the local level. For example, San Francisco banned plastic shopping bags in 2007. Governor Walker blocked Wisconsin municipalities from following suit with S.B. 730 several years ago. Now that Governor Evers is in office, it seems likely that we could get single-use plastic bags out of Madison and out of our landfills. I believe this could be a meaningful goal that could be accomplished in under a year, which I would like to work on. I have several other ideas in the works as well.
Basically, I find myself with quite a bit of free time and a passion for green activism, and I think becoming involved in local Green politics would be a good outlet for me.
Thanks for the consideration!
Please identify the position(s) you are interested in running for, and describe your experience with activism and/or the Green Party, as well as why you think you would be a good fit for this position.
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Alex Henning wants to volunteer 2019-06-11 06:40:01 -0500
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